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Reasons for wanting to become an Army officer

Daxx

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The only reason to be an Army Officer is so you can wear tweed after you retire.
 

Auld-Yin

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Anyone mentioned Stepping Stone to Parliament? ;)
 
It seems that the reasons for wanting to be an officer have changed over time, in the past I think social class had the most to do with it as you could purchase a commission.

Personally, I think I would have made a brilliant First World War staff officer. I look quite good in a uniform, I can grow a moustache, I'm generally quite incompetent and I much prefer leisure to doing any actual work. Occasionally I'm also over-confident and speak with an air of authority about things I know F/A about.

I'd also be quite prepared to sacrifice the lives of the rougher, working-class men for the sake of my own advancement.
 
I always wanted to be the bursar of a big girl’s school

that’s big girls not a big school!
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Crack on then mate.
 

Donny

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I always wanted to be the bursar of a big girl’s school

that’s big girls not a big school!
At the risk of excessive pedantry what you’ve written actually refers to the school of a big girl (singular), rather than of big girls (plural). If you’d placed the apostrophe just one letter to the right you might have been able to indulge your fantasies. :)
 

Auld-Yin

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Mid eighties we had an occifer-cadet who answered the question with "So I can sit in the landrover when it's raining". As far as I know he continued working in McDonalds or somewhere similar.
 
If only more people paid attention to that.
It always make me worry when people say that. How much of a problem with people behaving like a dick do you have to have for that to need stating explicitly?
 

Chef

LE
The spread of ex-forces over the parties is telling:

'Forty-one represent the Conservative Party, while two are Labour members.' Plus the DUP has two members who've served in the UDR.
I think a lot of us on here wondered why Labour didn't make more of Dan Jarvis?
He now seems to have been sidelined into Mayor of Sheffield.
 

Glad_its_all_over

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I think a lot of us on here wondered why Labour didn't make more of Dan Jarvis?
He now seems to have been sidelined into Mayor of Sheffield.
He was distinctly a fish out of water as far as the Leader's Office and the NEC were concerned. A number of senior Party apparatchiks couldn't even bring themselves to speak to him. He was fine with the Parliamentary party, most MPs, with a few exceptions, are sensible, moderate folk, the Party hierarchy, maybe not so much.....

Bad enough being an ex-Para officer, imagine if he'd been Jewish as well.
 

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